Open Seminar: Natutral Semantic Metalanguage and minimal language for a better world communication

Baveno, 18 Luglio 2019 – ore 15:00-17:30
Centro Didattico Fondazione ISTUD
Strada Nazionale del Sempione Oltrefiume, 25


15.00- 16.00: Open seminar on Natural semantic metalanguage and Minimal English, to counteract the the danger of Angloscentrism: why the need of ethnopsycological – personhood constructs. The examples of the difference of words as Heart, Mind and Soul in different countries. Are we endangering to lose the Divinity of the words?
(Bert Peeters)

16.00-16.30: Open debate

16.45-17.30: The languages of care (Maria Giulia Marini, Luigi Reale and Paola Chesi)

Audience: ISTUD Faculty, medical humanities experts, academic students, partecipants at the Master of Applied Narrative Medicine, and everybody else interested in communication.


Bert Peeters

Bert Peeters is an Honorary Associate Professor at the Australian National University, Canberra; an Adjunct Associate Professor at Griffith University, Brisbane; and editor of Semantic primes and universal grammar (2006) and Language and cultural values: adventures in applied ethnolinguistics (2015). His research interests are French linguistics and Natural Semantic Metalanguage.

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